Monday, 22 August 2011

New Baby “Welcome” card

Don’t you just love this Baby Giraffe stamp by Imaginisce? The actual stamp is smaller than this image but I needed it to be much larger as the focal point for the card, so I stamped it, scanned it in, and made it bigger in Photoshop, then quickly clear embossed the printed image before the ink dried.

The guy I made this card for wanted it to reflect the new Dad’s career (police force) so I included the checkerboard police logo as the background focal. This is why I needed the giraffe to be so much bigger – to tone down the very striking checkerboard effect of the logo! The shooting star is to incorporate the baby’s brother whose name is ‘Cosmo’. Cute name, huh?

Then I just inked the Basic Grey White Chocolate Chip micro stickers with some pink chalk ink, stamped a sentiment from Woodware’s Jane’s Script stamp set, and the card was complete!


  1. That is just too precious Wendy! I have never enlarged my own stamps by scanning, I must remember that, it's such a good tip as I also have quite a few of those small stamps!

  2. This is a really lovely card - and love all the little touches that are personal to the family but maybe not apparent to anyone else.

    I love the giraffe stamp too but didn't know that you'd be allowed to scan the stamped image to enlargen it... imagine the possibilies with all our other stamps in our respective collections... I'm not a stamper per se, but I do have stamps - cataloguing them digitally seems to be a really great idea. Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing the card with us.

    Paula. xxx


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